Marianne Tarcov (Undergraduate Program Director)

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Marianne Tarcov (Undergraduate Program Director)
Contact Information

680 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Qc H3A 2M7


Email address: 
marianne.tarcov [at]
East Asian Studies

Marianne Tarcov is an Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is at work on a book project titled Screening Open Secrets of War, Mass Culture, and Hometown in Twentieth-Century Japanese Poetry, which is currently under review at Cornell East Asia Series. She has published two peer-reviewed articles in Journal of Japanese Language and Literature. She also guest edited a special section of the journal entitled Bodies in Pain, Flux, and Pleasure: Transgressive Femininity in Japanese Media and Literature. Her translations of modern Japanese poetry have appeared in AsymptotePoetry KantoOctopus, and elsewhere, and her translations have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She received her PhD in Japanese literature from University of California, Berkeley before teaching as a visiting professor at University of Chicago and University of Notre Dame. 
Her research interests include but are not limited to modern Japanese poetry, documentary cinema, Japanese popular culture, gender and the body in contemporary Japan, and women’s professional wrestling (joshi puroresu).   

Area(s): Japan

Areas of expertise: modern Japanese literature, lyric poetry, Japanese cinema, gender and the body

Research Areas: Japanese literary and visual culture

Areas of interest:

Her research explores the social and political valences of Japanese literary and visual cultures in the twentieth century and beyond.

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